Online Resources A-Z


ABI/INFORM TRADE & INDUSTRY
The source professionals rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,000 publications. Users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others. Library card required.

ACCESS WASHINGTON
Information about public services available to individuals and businesses in Washington State.

ALISON ONLINE LEARNING
This global online learning community is filled with free, high-quality online education resources to help you develop essential workplace skills. Free online courses are developed by some of the world's top publishers and companies, like Google, Microsoft, Macmillan, and more.

AR BOOK FINDER
Easily find out a book’s Accelerated Reader Level or Lexile Measure.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
A comprehensive public health site with information and statistics about diseases, healthy living, travelers' health, emergency preparedness, and more. También disponible en español.

CFTC SMARTCHECK
This site gives you easy access to free tools to check the background of financial professionals and stay informed on the latest fraud schemes - directly from those who regulate financial professionals. It only takes a few minutes. Better safe than taken, right?

CHELAN-DOUGLAS HEALTH DISTRICT
A public health site with information about diseases, birth and death certificates, emergency preparedness, and more in Chelan and Douglas Counties. This site also provides 24/7 online access to the test you need to take to receive your Washington State Food Worker card.

CHILTON LIBRARY
The detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs! Includes diagrams, close up photographs and visuals, a labor estimating tool, and ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.  Library card required.

CITIZENSHIP WORKS
An online service that guides you safely through every step of your citizenship application.

CODE.ORG
The site is perfect for learners of all ages! Get started learning to code through the nationally recognized Hour of Code. Choose from over 100 one-hour computer science activities, or take more in-depth lessons in the Code Studio.

CODECADEMY
Learn to code interactively, for free! Whether you want to make a website, learn HTML & CSS, or learn SQL, this organization is committed to building the best learning experience inside and out.

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY GUIDE
A ranked list of the most affordable colleges in each state. Categorized by degree or profession, the site includes information about how to pay for college and how to choose a college.

COLUMBIA BASIN FOUNDATION
This community foundation serves Grant County with a mission to improve the quality of life and shape the future of the Columbia Basin through philanthropy. This site includes information about college scholarships for students and grants for nonprofit organizations in Grant County.

COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Among other things, this site has fantastic best book lists for different ages, and a section dedicated to helping kids learn to love reading.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON  
This community foundation serves Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties with a mission to grow, protect, and connect charitable gifts in support of strong communities. This site includes information about college scholarships for students and grants for nonprofit organizations in North Central Washington.

CONGRESS.GOV
The official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
This U.S. government agency is tasked with making sure that banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. This site has consumer tools to help you learn about getting an auto loan, paying for college, owning a home, planning for retirement, and more!

CONSUMER REPORTS
Independent and unbiased ratings, reviews, and research for nearly every type of product or service you might be interested in purchasing!  Library card required.

COURSERA
Providing universal access to the world's best education by partnering with top universities and organizations to offer free courses online.

CULTUREGRAMS
The most you can learn about countries, cultures, and people around the world without actually leaving home! Concise, reliable, and up-to-date content includes videos of traditional musicians in Ethiopia, kids gathering water in the Central African Republic, a wedding procession in Cameroon, and more. Teaching activities and curriculum standards are available for teachers, too.  Library card required.

DIGITAL COMMONS NETWORK  
Open access to hundreds of thousands of scholarly articles published by universities. Topics cover nearly every discipline and subject area from Aerospace Engineering to Zoology.

DIGITALLEARN.ORG
If you are new to computers, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, this site has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

EDX
An online learning destination that provides high-quality courses from the world's best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

ELIBRARY CURRICULUM EDITION
The ultimate easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource, delivering one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for teaching K-12 students. Students can search for research paper topics, and educators can search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core state Standards. Library card required.

FAMILY HEALTH DATABASE
This site offers international coverage of an enormous range of public health subjects including sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care, dentistry, pandemics, disaster preparedness, and much more. Library card required.

FANTASTIC FICTION
The best spot to find every book in a series listed in order! Every author has a page that lists everything they have written in the order it was published, plus information about any new or forthcoming books.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. This site has a wealth of information about credit, mortgages, employment, privacy, identity, and online security. Perhaps most helpfully, the scam alerts section will tell you all of the most recent scams, what to know about them, and how to avoid them.

FEMA
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. También disponible en español.

FERGUSON'S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER
Learn about a wide variety of industries and careers, plan your educational future, or launch a new career! This site will offers a comprehensive career assessment, help finding the right school to attend, information about writing your resume and cover letter, and so much more. Library card required.

FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE
Access is available ONLY at our Twisp and Wenatchee public libraries. This comprehensive database provides quick access to information about grants and grant makers, funding trends, and philanthropy news. Library card required.

FOUNDATION GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS
Access is available ONLY at our Twisp and Wenatchee public libraries. This database provides a wide range of funding support and information for individuals seeking scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, arts and cultural projects, research, and general welfare. Library card required.

GLASSDOOR
Search millions of job listings, see anonymous salary details on real jobs, and read what employees have to say about the companies they work for.

GRANT COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT
A public health site with information about diseases, birth and death certificates, emergency preparedness, and more in Grant County. This site also provides 24/7 online access to the test you need to take to receive your Washington State Food Worker card.

GRANTSPACE
A Foundation Center website offering information and resources designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide. Learn how to secure funding, operate an effective organization, write a proposal, and more!

HELP NOW!  
Live tutors are available from 1pm-10pm daily to help you ace your homework or prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and AP exams! Tutores disponibles en español. Log in any time to access practice tests, submit your research paper or resume to the writing lab, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test, advance your Microsoft Office skills, and more! También disponible en español.  Library card required.

HERITAGEQUEST
Discover your family history today! Search census records, cemetery records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Freedman's bank, and more.  Library card required.

HISTORY STUDY CENTER
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images, and video clips.  Library card required.

HOOPLA DIGITAL
Hoopla is a brand new digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone. Up to 7 titles each month can be streamed immediately or downloaded to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment later - with no waiting! Use our step-by-step instructions if you need help getting started.  Library card required.

IMMIGRATION HELP
This section of the Federal Trade Commission's website is devoted to helping people avoid scams related to immigration. Whether you're renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated - and it's important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help.

INLAND NORTHWEST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION  
This community foundation serves Ferry County with a mission to connect people who care with causes that matter. This site includes information about college scholarships for students and grants for nonprofit organizations in Ferry County.

INVESTOR.GOV
The official website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, this site offers an introduction to investing, research you should do before investing, and information about how to protect your investments.

IRS.GOV
The official website of the Internal Revenue Service is the best resource for finding and printing the forms you need to file your taxes. This site also provides information about tax credits, free income-based assistance for filing your taxes, and contact information for your local IRS office. También disponible en españolDon't forget: Tax forms can be printed for free at any of our libraries!

KHAN ACADEMY
Take control of your learning and work at your own pace on the skills you choose! This nonprofit provides high-quality classes that are free to everyone, everywhere, on nearly every subject. Test prep courses cover the SAT, NCLEX-RN, and more.

KIDS, CODE, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE MAGAZINE  
This bi-monthly online and print magazine is written to help kids ages 8 and older learn about programming and computer science. The magazine's focus is about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives, making it a great resource for parents and teachers, too!

LINKEDIN JOB SEARCH
LinkedIn is known for helping you market your professional skills and successes. Now you can use their free job searching tool and read advice from hiring experts without making an account. Start searching for your next job today!

LIT LOVERS
This is a go-to website for everything you need to know about starting and running a book club! It includes reading guides for popular books, delicious recipes inspired by the books you read, suggestions for books that spark good conversation, and fun online courses in reading and literature.

LITERATURE MAP
This site makes finding new authors fun! Type in an author's name, and this site will generate a web of other authors you might enjoy. The closer an author's name is to another, the more alike the authors are in writing style and genre.

LINKEDIN LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM 
Learn a new skill online, on your time! This leading online learning company helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Library card required.

MEDLINE PLUS
Trusted health information from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library. This resource is designed for patients and their families and friends.

MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY
Develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more! Click to learn more HERE!

MIGHTY GIRL  
This site hosts the world's largest collection of books, toys, and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls. You can search book lists by genre, interest, personal development, social issues, and more!

MY RETIREMENT PAYCHECK
This website is provided by the National Endowment for Financial Education to assist consumers in making decisions regarding their retirement. It includes a wealth of information about social security, employment, insurance, retirement plans, saving, investing, debt, and fraud.

NEW YORK TIMES
Full online access to the daily newspaper that has won more Pulitzer Prizes and citations than any other news organization. Don't miss the NYT Book Review and the NYT Bestseller List, found in the Arts section! Tambien disponible en español Library card required.

NIH SENIOR HEALTH  
Health information about the aging process made readily accessible for family members and friends. This easy to understand resource was developed by the prestigious National Institutes of Health through the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.

NO FLYING NO TIGHTS
This site is entirely devoted to graphic novels and the people who love them! Primarily a place to read reviews of graphic novels, this site also contains top ten lists, interviews with authors and illustrators, and more.

NORTHEAST TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT  
A public health site with information about diseases, birth and death certificates, emergency preparedness, and more in Ferry County. This site also provides 24/7 online access to the test you need to take to receive your Washington State Food Worker card.

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON HERITAGE
North Central Washington Heritage documents the early culture, industry, and social life of communities throughout Washington State’s Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant Counties.

NORTHSTAR DIGITAL LEARNING ASSESSMENT
Test your computer skills with this entertaining and easy-to-use online assessment. Designed after the recession to help adults transition into new lines of work, each learning module is designed to test your knowledge and teach new skills. Topics include: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS X, Social Media, Information Literacy, and more.

NOVELIST K-8 PLUS
Find your next favorite book! Type in the title of a book you love, and this site will suggest other awesome books you're sure to enjoy. Books recommended through this resource are perfect for kids and teens in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Library card required.

NOVELIST PLUS
The secret to finding great books! Type in your favorite title, genre, or author for suggestions of books you are sure to love. You'll find lists of books in series order, along with many other great features.  Library card required.

OKANOGAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH  
A public health site with information about diseases, birth and death certificates, emergency preparedness, and more in Okanogan County. This site also provides 24/7 online access to the test you need to take to receive your Washington State Food Worker card.

ON YOUR OWN
There is no formula for financial success. Everyone has to write their own money story, and this site wants to help you write yours. Provided by the National Endowment for Financial Education, this site is designed to help you find your way to financial independence.

OPEN LEARNING INITIATIVE
This grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University offers innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.

OVERDRIVE EBOOKS & EAUDIOBOOKS
Our biggest and best collection of ebooks and eAudiobooks! New fiction and nonfiction titles are added every week and can be read on almost any device including tablets, Kindles, smartphones, and computers. Use our step-by-step instructions if you need help getting started. Library card required.

PBS PARENTS  
This great site includes information about child development, literacy, nutrition, and crafts. The bookfinder can even help you find great books to read with your child!

PROQUEST
Ready to do some research? Search scholarly journals, reports, working papers, and popular newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Library card required. 

PROQUEST LEARNING: LITERATURE
More than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world! This unique resource offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from full-text literary magazines and journals.  Library card required.

RBDIGITAL eBOOKS & eAUDIOBOOKS
Check out these downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks for your computer and mobile device. Formerly titled OneClick Digital.   Library card required. 

RBDIGITAL MAGAZINES
Popular magazines for kids, teens, and adults are available online! Enjoy a wide selection of interactive downloadable magazines on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Formerly titled Zinio.   Library card required.

READ WRITE THINK
This site provides educators and parents access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

READING GROUP GUIDES
This website provides everything your book club needs! You'll find book discussion guides for popular book club books, generic questions to get your conversations going, book reviews, tips for choosing books and running book groups, and much more!

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
The RIF mission is to empower children to read, learn, and grow. This site offers booklists, literacy activities, tips, and a variety of resources to make reading fun! También disponible en español.

READING RANTS! OUT OF THE ORDINARY TEEN BOOKLISTS!
Looking for a good read, but wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques? This site has reviews of books and booklists like "Fanging Around" and "Riot Grrrl!" to help you find a new book or seven.

READING ROCKETS
Teaching reading IS rocket science! This national multimedia literacy initiative offers information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

READY.GOV
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. This site is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. También disponible en español.

RED CROSS
Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But it's also part of their mission to help you help yourself! Becoming "Red Cross Ready" for an emergency means following several simple steps to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. También disponible en español.

ROSETTA STONE
Start learning a language today using Rosetta Stone's famous language learning solution! 30 languages offered, including English as a second language. También disponible en español. Use our step-by-step instructions if you need help getting started online or on your mobile device. Note: Rosetta Stone requires that your internet browser be up to date.  Library card required.

SECRETARY OF STATE
The official website of Washington State's Secretary of State. This site includes a wealth of information about our state's government, including details about registering to vote.

SIRS DISCOVERER
Research can be fun! This award-winning general reference site is perfect for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. In addition to general research tools, you can find science fair project ideas, pro/con articles on leading issues, animal facts, current events, and so much more!  Library card required.

SMART ABOUT MONEY  
This site offers resources to help you better manage your finances through life's ups and downs with articles, calculators, and tools. Whether you want to finance higher education, make the most of your current employee benefits, start a family, or buy a car - this site has the resources to help you accomplish your financial goals.

SYNC
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Each week during the summer, you can download two free audiobooks - that you can keep!

TEENREADS
Ever craved a good book and not been inspired by anything you see? Or closed a book and just wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? This site aims to solve these reader dilemmas with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests, and more every week. Most reviews and features are even written by teens from around the country!

TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY
These animated, talking picture books make reading even more fun and exciting! También disponible en español.   Library card required.

UDACITY
Accessible, affordable, engaging, and effective higher education to advance your knowledge base and your career. Start learning today!

US CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES
Apply for citizenship, prepare for the test, and access educational materials on the official website of the Department of Homeland Security.

USA.GOV
Your official online guide to government information and services.

USCIS EN ESPAÑOL
Solicitar la ciudadanía, prepararse para la prueba, y acceder a los materiales educativos en el sitio web oficial del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos.

VOTE.GOV
Register to vote online using this official website from the United States Government.

WASHINGTON 2-1-1
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that anyone can call for health and human service information and referrals. Their interactive website allows users to search for organizations that can help with transportation issues, health and wellness, housing, food, substance abuse, domestic violence, legal assistance, and much more.

WASHINGTON CAREER BRIDGE
Find the education and training you need to get the job you want! This site is Washington State's one-stop source for career and education planning.

WASHINGTON CONNECTION
This site offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online! You can even fill out a form to see if you qualify for DSHS benefits and other services. También disponible en español.

WASHINGTON COURTS
The official site of the Washington State Court system. In addition to information about how the court system works, this site has forms that are used statewide in Washington Courts and resources for people who are representing themselves in court.

WASHINGTON DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS
The Washington State Library's collection of digitized historic newspapers from across our state. All of these newspapers are searchable, making it easy to browse and find what you are looking for.

WASHINGTON HEALTH PLAN FINDER
An easily accessible online marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses to find, compare, and enroll in Qualified Health Plans and Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Powered by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

WASHINGTON LAW HELP
This site is designed to help you understand your legal issue and solve your problem. It includes resources that cover your legal rights, self-help forms and packets, videos, and more.

WASHINGTON NONPROFITS
This organization's mission is to build a strong, collaborative network of nonprofits serving Washington communities through advocacy, education, and capacity building.

WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY NEWS
Sharing up-to-date news about all the good things happening in libraries around Washington State

WENATCHEE WORLD ARCHIVES  
Full-text access to local and regional news articles that were published in the Wenatchee World from 1991 to today. Selected death notices go as far back as 1975. Library card required.

WHICHBOOK
Prefer to find books that match your mood? Or whose characters are a certain age? Or that are set in a particular country? This fun site helps you discover books based on criteria you choose! Enter your preferences to find lesser known books that you just might love.

YA ES HORA CIUDADANÍA
This organization's goal is to inform, educate, and motivate the millions of eligible legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. Citizenship so that they can fully participate in the American democratic process. También disponible en español.

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